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. >> hurricane sandy slammed into chris field, causing extensive damage. the state asked for help from fema. but alex demetrick reports, the agency and the white house denied that request because not enough damage was done. >> reporter: when sandy flooded chrisfield, saving lives came first. >> is there water coming inside your residence right now? >> yes, ma'am! i want you to try to stay calm. >> i have my grandson with me. >> reporter: taking stock of the damage came next. >> my building took a big beating. it's the worst i've seen. >> clearly, chrisfield took it the hardest, in terms of the sea level rise and the tidal surge. and a lot of people have been swasmed out of their homes. >> reporter: after seeing the damage, the governor asked for federal disaster relief. money for repairing infrastructure was approved. but now federal help cold front won'ting -- help won't be coming to businesses and homes because not enough damage was done. >> at this point, the information doesn't support a major presidential disaster declaration because it is not base
christie stops by the white house today, to ask for more help in super storm sandy's wake. so far, his state has received more than $20 million in emergency funds. president obama is expected to ask congress for $50 billion to help rebuild hard-hit states. the massive super storm killed 130 people in eight states and caused billions of dollars in damage. >>> on capitol hill, republicans are sticking to their positions. the tax cuts should be extended for all americans. danielle nottingham reports for wjz. it comes as president obama meets with a family who would be impacted if the country goes over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: lawmakers are getting an earful about why they need to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. >> you gotta nail this down. uncertainty is killing us. >> reporter: top comiftds -- economists came to capitol hill thursday to talk about the impact of tax increases ask government spending cuts on the middle class. >> a couple thousand dollars means a couple months rent for this family. >> reporter: the white house has made clear, the
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